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this week's top stories on our t.v. american spring spreads across the country with the u.s. government up in arms against the protesters despite washington supported revolutions of the seat. the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters its second decade with victory over the taliban and the pullout of foreign troops scarcely in sight i also. think that the fact that you. and thousands really think police and demonstrators clashed on the streets of athens after the i.m.f. sort of made them to the country cuts or collapse. and women who were western media reported as big butchered by bashar al assad's regime in syria says she's alive and
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well raising concerns that fabricated stories are being used in a bid to topple the country's leadership. nine pm sunday evening here in moscow over getting a drink from me kevin owen you're watching r t and our weekly it's surrounded by the week's top stories and first one to wall street protests that kicked off in new york three weeks ago now grown into a nationwide rally engulfing a growing number of u.s. cities every day traders inspired by the arab spring command an end to social inequality and corporate greed and there's there are calls for revolution that are getting louder and the authorities and media are finding them harder to ignore results is more important. the collective voices of american dissent has manifested into a movement impossible to ignore occupy wall street began in the world's financial
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capital but this week protests have blazed through dozens of cities nationwide. in the big apple up to fifteen thousand americans flooded lower manhattan labor unions transport workers teachers nurses and u.s. veterans standing shoulder to shoulder with young activists spearheading a fight against us wealth inequality and corporate greed young people right now have no hope in our society i just want to see a fairer more just society for young people coming up and all of the american people right now are suffering because these hard economic times this seems to be revolutionary to me and the spirit of revolution is here and so i need to be a part of it once you are not agreed to be arrested anymore the whole entire control of the police state disappears when that happens there are credible possibilities that are open to us and certainly you can imagine a different world if you believe you can be an agent of change the occupy movement
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has gained such momentum even the president who promised change was forced to address the issue i think people are frustrated and. you know the protesters are. giving voice to a more broad based frustration about our financial system works that the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that wall street is an example of that these days a lot of folks who are doing the right thing aren't rewarded and a lot of folks who are doing the right thing are rewarded while the u.s. has encouraged and supported democratic uprisings in the arab world the same events playing out at home have been met with plutons pepper spray and the arrests of nearly eight hundred peaceful protesters on the brooklyn bridge a scene that reminded some of egypt's to hear square we can follow. the lead over
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our brothers and sisters all over the world arab spring in greece and spain and we can see that it did send a powerful message ordinary people are not going to stand for corporate greed anymore and that we're getting out we're doing something about it three weeks into the anti wall street demonstrations the new york city police department has pumped two million dollars into overtime pay fines some critics say are being used to repress freedom two miles from the chaos of the united nations even financier and billionaire george soros who weighed in on the populist uprising actually i can understand their sentiments the decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively. relieve them of that bad this gave the banks. profits as they can thank you sympathize with the. grievances spearheaded so loud and large that mainstream media outlets have
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been left with no other choice but to cover the protests in a matter of weeks occupy wall street the only mobilized international expansion many believe this ongoing or that would become my point if the us were not through it's a very politicians in some working for the majority of the people in it demanding democracy from the very leader this that promoted arena we're not artsy in your. own for us intelligence officer told us sought it out saying the washington needs to what should but because if he doesn't listen to the people it could face a potentially violent revolution. these are not stupid people they're very smart and they understand that at root this is about corruption in government and corruption on wall street and until you have electoral reform you cannot restore the integrity of the u.s. government so yes there is a common cause but it's
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a bottom up movement and so that common cause is being voiced in many different ways i think the united states right now is much more desperate and people realize we're at twenty two percent unemployment on our way to thirty percent we are at sixteen percent below the poverty line on our way to thirty percent there is no question in my mind that this is going to be a very dark winter in the united states and on less to government three stores its own integrity and starts paying attention to the public interest presidents of a special interests i believe that we will have a form of revolution initially nonviolent but with the potential to become violent . well u.s. correspondents are in the heart of events in la and keep you updated on how the protests grow. lucic of fans are free to the by the huge turnout of the protesters camp this sunday with a march planned for four pm you can follow the action on my twitter feed of the underscore. also the later in the program a look at how financial distress is driving people onto the streets of the greek
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capital and r.t. crew this week witnessed police violence in athens as anger among austerity hit greeks reached boiling point. also history falls victim to political correctness in france with fears that the younger generation might lose this sense of national identity when we look at what pages are being removed from the textbooks and why. the first wave of violence are swept across syria this weekend with at least fourteen people killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters some of the most severe scenes came at the funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the north east of the country syrian authorities insist that they are targeting armed terrorist groups not peaceful protesters they also claim the kurdish opposition leader was killed by militants because he has he was against other foreign intervention the country was syria's been in a state of chaos now since mid march following protests the man impreza the steps down meantime the media race throughout the regime forced many to a surprising u.
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turn this week as artie's bennett reports. she was hailed as the flower of syria a symbol of the suffering under president bush brutal regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent butchering of zeinab. we have you pictures of what was done to zenit sports and they are simply too gruesome to take care of several western media outlets were quick to report salvos news gruesome death apparently the first woman killed in government custody but now it appears she's miraculously back from the date even being interviewed on syrian t.v. . i can't. the police station to say the truth that's what i say to those line channels and now still alive not dead human rights groups like amnesty international jumped on the bandwagon to reporting out hosni was tortured murdered and mutilated it even claimed a mother found the body in a morgue last month all assertions is now being forced to backtrack on this we will
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endeavor to be more cautious and phrase things a little bit more nuanced the state broadcaster says the interviews to dispel what it labels fabrications by foreign media to serve western interests and stories like this that have been used to prop up calls from the us britain and france the un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shaky than ever this footage religiously shows an armed assad civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels say perhaps not the peaceful opposition they're often made out to be by the west it only seems to look one way this notion that the u.s. has is now part of the pro demarc or. is ridiculous they are jumping on their barrel reagan is an opportunity to get out front of it and create this deceptive appearance while at the same time there's a courting the dictatorships that are aligned with their many united nations and as
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part of their empire russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria saying fruit is a potential cover for another libyan style intervention so it may not be any oil this time but there's always an ulterior motive our partners in the un security council do not rule out a replay of the libyan scenario although they said more than once they clearly understood syria is very different to libya russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council that aim to overthrow political regimes the u.n. was not created for that purpose the vetoes of followed by security council walkout from america over remarks during the syrian envoy speech but the u.s. promised to be back. with another resolution and undoubtedly more dramatic evidence to drive the point i did then it r.t. . this fighting for graphics hometown of continues in libya where revolutionary forces claim they've seized the main base of the colonel's loyalists the convention center and the university for over two days now libya's interim rule has been
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waging one of the biggest assaults yet of the most important thing stronghold of the ousted leader revolutionary forces claimed they control most of the town the spine of the city for three weeks now but some street battles are still raging it is interim leaders say failure to take is the only thing keeping them from formally declare liberation and changeling election and i spoke to times correspondent pepe escobar i told me that he believes that while focusing on this mainstream media ignoring the high profit. the only coverage actually see in western mainstream media corporate media is that the advances of the so-called true revolutionary forces this is not a resolution this is a civil war which was taught by demeter powers in the us so in terms of this is really an populists it is a city there are more than a hundred thousand living in cities. ten thousand level twenty thousand there are still also disability issues still there they were born by needle needle bomb at
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least half of the city including what they said were scared off installations all across town and this is the cluster of all the soupy responsibility to protect was theoretically the reason for needles for you merely cherry and intervention in libya so if the good guys are being attacked make other fish forces are to be up lax but if the bad guys are ensconced in seriously sure isn't so hard to keep does not apply so in terms of a park received this beats anything else in the market thought of pepe escobar told his bit earlier tonight nokia advising to syria's president assad told us that r.t. as well the country's authorities fully embrace russia and china's call to end the bloodshed from dialogue and full interviews come have you next hour. well that and the majority of last year should have been cancelled are now adopted or will work to amend the constitution is underway and the problem is that some states are
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finding an armed terrorist groups operating in our towns and villages this makes ordinary people's lives very difficult and puts them in a real danger the position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups we share russia and china's view that it's impossible to move forward without dying by the alternative. civil war it's really just. this week struggling european economies were killed another global ratings agencies the downgraded italy and spain fears over the crosses were also intensified by the downgrade of several british portuguese banks greece remains the biggest concern with international creditors still not sure it's doing enough to get another cash injection. to the country's delivered an ultimatum ramp up the cuts will face to collapse that's after athens admitted failing to reduce the deficit to be agreed level despite the relentlessness parity brothers left the national economy in tatters lettuce or first reports the needs of the people taking second place the
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big. anger in athens syntagma square once again bearing witness ok clashes between riot police and curious protest is ok but to. the right. that's larry. and the tensions really been writing as the police meet in to clear the crowds and shocking scenes but one point the police seem chasing protests is into the net a station many others hit kicks by they supposed to be keeping control. but the message being sent by the government is one of repression and fear. scenes like this raise serious questions about the level of force being used. to prior's is a force. the three year old journalist he's reported for many conflicts. but it was in his own country where he sustained his worst injury. i just remember thinking is
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this really happening in clinics shelter in an enclosure just or syntagma and one policeman who i think was the commander asked in a very rude why i was taking pictures i told him i was a journalist but he gave an order and i had one of the flash bangs. these are some of the pictures i took you know the place he'd taken shelter amplify the sound of the flash bang causing always tape. injury which is cause. after the attack i won't call it an accident it was an attack like a small hail. an investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slow a finalist tells us countless cases both against heavy handed police tactics and need to have any kind of results we witness for ourselves the lack of discrimination when the police lash out when journalists along with his camera to the ground the rise in the level of aggression seen by paid the police and the more extreme groups the protest is causing serious concern with the government
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continuing to implement severe austerity measures in a bid to see further fail out cash tensions like sets to keep escalating. and fast. and easy to explain in. the first reaction. of the press from the impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play on some tightness where there are now fears that the financial crisis turned into an economic recession bring the entire year is a just the greek people to their needs surface r.t. . lack of leadership support striving towards financial collapse of your investment advisor patrick young who spoke to us. the european union are trying to cheat fiscal control of greece because they think that's the only way they can actually
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control the crisis essentially what is being fought at the moment is a battle for the sovereignty of greece the european union is too slow to push too little leadership and there is it headed intransigence particularly amongst the finance ministers but most specially amongst the leaders of the european union nations in terms of understanding that they needed to move a lot faster on this crisis they still need to move much faster and ultimately time is running out because greece is leading that contingent that is going to kill the mural by the end of the year if we don't see positive and rough production realistically action means that greece needs to leave the euro because the problem is we cannot leave citizens of the european union just starve to death because it suits the troika of international lenders it's. not checked at our website that they. are expected that steals the show
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a year or twentieth of opening ceremony of creating a capital for a controversial feminist group gatecrash the high profile of a. couple pictures of that if and see it online tonight and a coffin of creativity look at this exist of joining of people of gardner and their belief that there is just a step into another life or thought of more the works of an african craftsman on display in moscow later this month. this last week the u.s. led war in afghanistan passed its ten year mark with nato troops still no closer to victory over the taliban the chorus of criticism of the occupation gets louder meantime with the latest failure sound coming from a former german general who planned this nation's role in the operation a decade ago nato plans on a full withdrawal from the country by the end of twenty fourteen burgers taste not live reports the evidence on the ground shows there's no rush to leave. if the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest base
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getting bigger when u.s. led forces overran the telephone in late two thousand and one bug of near field is little more than a flight sorry to correct runway since that the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital has grown into a small city itself to over twenty five thousand full time personnel fleets of military cargo aircraft and enough vehicles to cause traffic jams it expansion is now with the way it is by scores of contractors u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more men in world where after sending an extra thirty thousand troops to afghanistan last year president obama started bringing them home this summer but with afghan forces struggling to stand alone it's likely bit less will even planned and bases like this one are going to shrink and it's a city. at least there are plenty of home comforts from soldiers staying on for tell a few long deployments they can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to find jewelry enjoy a cappuccino or grab some take on
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a new pizza hut franchise and if they're tired of working out of the gym they're free to go to the salon for a haircut and massage although some officials have tried to limit such from men and he's calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have them and these are steamy. recently in the last lot there that is their right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business both inside and outside the wire without going to soldiers might get this would be nothing we like having them here but not everyone agrees deadly taliban rocket attacks are on the rise and as the base becomes more and more crowded and threat to those living inside multiplies no matter how high it smells because every rock it's a close call you this can just get this what you put in personnel it's all into one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy is. this is still. jason. from. white house officials suggested the
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cia and special forces could stay in afghanistan long after the troops have left but according to brian becker of the pro peace i'm soko relation there's no way the u.s. would have been to the region so strategically. if the us military were to leave afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq altogether those governments would become independent determining governments free of foreign interference or foreign occupation that's what would happen they would form their own natural alliances with their neighbors the united states does not want that this is the great prize this is a geo strategically and resource rich part of the world united states is there for the long term and i think that's the real goal is that put firmly afghanistan and the surrounding countries into an american sphere of influence i think the karzai government really is an extension of american power which has a masquerade the fiction of a nato cover but really it's an american power cards and i of course probably
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cannot survive without outside support after all the outsiders the occupiers put him into power i don't think he has any real legitimacy or credibility for his people. but he will sentiments going in britain too which is the second largest number of troops in afghanistan in london's trafalgar square the crowds and so the decade of war defined get out now and i see a correspondent who's there you can watch these reports that are called. but darker chapters of french history of being revised in attempt to avoid insulting the country's minority pupils opponents of the booth though say it's the latest in a wave of political correctness that threatens to purge the country of its past and in doing so jeopardize its future daniel bushell our europe correspondent explains
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. twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of napoleon shown here sitting on the toilet france's new history school books are in region parents and teachers who call it political correctness gone mad this author's bestseller on the band because they're from worlds of oil and so he'd thought is if we didn't teach our a minority is the history of their adopted country they don't feel french we are already seeing riots in our streets the crusades the called in felting to muslims the thunking louis the fourteenth to imperial and the koreans more as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known king came kumu thought or thirteenth century west africa. the purge even extends to grow it is studied round the world including les
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miserables all the victor hugo france is already breaking up thanks professor casale because it's young people have no sense of identity parents are concerned we have this don't even know the worth of our history because you can't understand that what happened now in france you cannot understand the history. they want to understand and to avoid properly legal actions seen as the only way to stop the grim move of metal history. schools now give ten percent of their share you will to the needy will african moline point our study and what exactly is it contribution to world development. thousands to sign the petition of the french revolution lessons were replaced by the african kingdom of more than multiple which many say they've never heard of the ministry of education refused to be interviewed but gave us this statement. we're changing the school curriculum to reflect globalization.
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is being told because it's important to have a view on the world countries such as egypt and india the new european parliament reports back to compulsory school listens on the benefits of the e.u. from quote a very young age critics want kids learning less and less about their own country states which stop teaching the polls they say could saw in themselves to history. to altie paris. is making headlines right now the sunday view for your cover stories parliamentary elections are underway in poland the current prime minister donald tusk is probably a party facing a tough challenge from former pm. attaching to the rather voters are electing members of the lower house and the senate the party that wins the most seats will fall the new government surveys before the elections indicated was favorites with the first exit polls expected in about two hours time something a bit off beat
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a go of course in the city of brisbane australia is giving its members a new challenge to overcome killer shark half a dozen of the predators apparently were washed into the club lake from a nearby river when it flooded despite being stranded sharks a fifty thriving with seventy braving the presence of the sharks i wasn't scared the goal was though even say it's a positive thing for the course whatever. five minutes away pungent politics on this channel as our excel report discovers so conservative corporations control talk radio in america and influence the election results that's to come i'm kevin though in that so the next hour in fact you're an r.t. international from moscow.
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